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Pilot Crashes Plane into Own Home After Arrest

Old 13th Aug 2018, 18:50
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Pilot Crashes Plane into Own Home After Arrest

Another suicidal pilot in the news.

Police: pilot killed in Utah County crashed aircraft into his own home after arrest for domestic violence

Posted 5:58 am, August 13, 2018, by Mark Green and Scott McKane, Updated at 11:13AM, August 13, 2018
PAYSON, Utah -- Police confirm a pilot killed in Utah County Monday crashed the aircraft into his own residence just hours after he was arrested for a domestic violence incident.

The crash occurred at a home near 600 East Canyon Road near the mouth of Payson Canyon at 2:38 a.m. Monday.

The Utah County Sheriff's Office confirms the pilot was killed, and Payson Police later identified the deceased as 47-year-old Duane Youd.

Public records indicate Youd lives at the home where the plane crashed with his wife and that the couple bought the home last year. Payson Police confirm there have been previous domestic violence incidents at the home.

Sgt. Noemi Sandoval of the Payson Police Department said Youd was arrested after a domestic violence incident Sunday around 7:30 p.m. They said he was released on bail later that night and went home to secure some belongings and then left the residence.

Sandoval said the next thing police knew, the man had crashed a plane into his home after taking off from Spanish Fork Airport.

Youd's wife and her son were in the home at the time of the crash and escaped unharmed.

Plane crashes into house at the mouth of Payson Canyon.

"There were two individuals in the home at the time that the plane went in," Sandoval said. "They were able to get out of the home without any injuries. Obviously they were very shook up over what had happened but they weren't physically injured."

The home itself caught fire and became fully engulfed before crews arrived and extinguished the flames.

The plane was destroyed.

"There was a significant fireball, so there's not a whole lot left of the plane itself," Sandoval said.

Videos show the fireball Sandoval described as well as crews fighting the fire that engulfed the home.



https://fox13now.com/2018/08/13/one-...payson-canyon/
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 19:14
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Anybody recognize the latest stolen aircraft type?

These pictures are by Scott G. Winterton of the Deseret News:






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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
Anybody recognize the latest stolen aircraft type?

These pictures are by Scott G. Winterton of the Deseret News:
I read in another article that it was a Cessna 525 (not sure what vintage).

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/utah-pl...ay-2018-08-13/
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Thanks. Looks like Mr. Youd was indeed a professional pilot.

According to the FAA database he had an ATP with CE-525S, CE-560XL and CL-65 type ratings, the last two SIC only.

According to a Facebook posting he used to work for Endeavor Air.
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From trapezoidal, unswept T-tail, I'd say CJ1 version of the 525 (CJ2/3/4 had swept stabilizers). Apparently recently employed as medevac pilot (Guardian Air?)
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Given the circumstances, I am rather surprised to see an intact wing and tailpane, which all suggest a relatively low energy impact. Did he land and roll into the house... ?
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Andrasz,

In response to your question, at 2:30 am in darkness, he managed to miss some power lines but hit a car parked in front of the house on the street. That probably erased some of the speed when he impacted the house. It looked like the car was turned on its side, so he hit it reasonably hard.

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Interesting how little damage a light jet does to a presumably wooden house.
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I think the difference between this guy and most others is this guy wanted to take someone else with him. Not just suicidal, but homicidal too.
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Originally Posted by eagleflyer View Post
Interesting how little damage a light jet does to a presumably wooden house.
Most of his velocity at impact may have been vertical. Was the house even hit? The engine/pod, severed from the fuselage, is still adjacent the VS. There seems to be little horizontal dispersal of aircraft debris.

Imo.
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...tricky spot...
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No pilot, even when committing suicide, wants to impact nose first. Without exception, they will level, even if it makes no difference on flight path. Pancake preferred over lawn dart. The house front door is still on its hinges.
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Originally Posted by Concours77 View Post
No pilot, even when committing suicide, wants to impact nose first. Without exception, they will level, even if it makes no difference on flight path. Pancake preferred over lawn dart. The house front door is still on its hinges.
How do you know this? The experience in 1941 indicates the opposite.
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Originally Posted by Pearly White View Post
How do you know this? The experience in 1941 indicates the opposite.
Howdy. Dunno about 1941. Recent history shows that when startled, or severely stressed, most pilots pull.

Addend. From the P-47 flight manual. “When ditching, DO NOT STALL. NEVER STALL...” Seems most pilots wanted to pull. Even in 1940?
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Some notable points in those (and other) photos:
- right wing is rotated back and under the fuselage (in bottom picture post #2 of man crouching, he's almost "sitting" on the leading edge)
- bottom of garage door smashed in, yet wing is still 6-8 feet in front of it (firemen cut it open to get a stream on the fire? Wing hit door and bounced back?)
- no gouges or other marks at all on asphalt street
- aircraft nose appears to have penetrated a large living room window - which may have saved the rest of the wall structure.
- front porch, except for burn-through, seems to be structurally complete. Aircraft went in "under" it without contact.
- there appears to be one small notch cut in the roof edge of the garage across the street, visible in post #11 photo, in line with final aircraft position. A bigger version of that same photo shows the notch more clearly, with broken shingles scattered down the roof below it. Yet the chimney 10-15 feet left, and taller, seems untouched.
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Originally Posted by pattern_is_full View Post
Some notable points in those (and other) photos:
- right wing is rotated back and under the fuselage (in bottom picture post #2 of man crouching, he's almost "sitting" on the leading edge)
- bottom of garage door smashed in, yet wing is still 6-8 feet in front of it (firemen cut it open to get a stream on the fire? Wing hit door and bounced back?)
- no gouges or other marks at all on asphalt street
- aircraft nose appears to have penetrated a large living room window - which may have saved the rest of the wall structure.
- front porch, except for burn-through, seems to be structurally complete. Aircraft went in "under" it without contact.
- there appears to be one small notch cut in the roof edge of the garage across the street, visible in post #11 photo, in line with final aircraft position. A bigger version of that same photo shows the notch more clearly, with broken shingles scattered down the roof below it. Yet the chimney 10-15 feet left, and taller, seems untouched.
If that is a/c damage on the roof across the street, (likely), and the Cessna hit the curb of the pilot’s house, also likely, does that make the flight path angle about ten degrees?

That makes the damage caused by LMG? Couldn’t be wing tip, that makes the path too far right?

The orientation of the right wing as you describe might indicate the a/c was rolled to the right, and dropped onto the folded under right wing , righting itself? Might be getting a bit too far ahead of myself here.



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The aircraft was N526CP - C/N 525-0099.
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My gut says a pilot intent on self-destruction wouldn't bother putting the gear down. But maybe out of habit, or to silence a warning horn...?

The CJ1 has rather short gear - not sure how gear could hit the roof that low, while the left wing cleared all the higher structures. But perhaps right bank.

I expect there is a connection between the broken right wing and the automobile flipped onto the sidewalk - with or without a bank.
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Originally Posted by pattern_is_full View Post
My gut says a pilot intent on self-destruction wouldn't bother putting the gear down. But maybe out of habit, or to silence a warning horn...?

The CJ1 has rather short gear - not sure how gear could hit the roof that low, while the left wing cleared all the higher structures. But perhaps right bank.

I expect there is a connection between the broken right wing and the automobile flipped onto the sidewalk - with or without a bank.
No doubts he intended to kill himself. It also is likely he intended to kill his family. He was acting out in rage and desperation (IMO), and May even have tailored his “approach” to be certain of the total destruction of his home and family. Topped up tanks, gear down flaps out for slow and maneuverability, he may have been keen on flying through the front door and exploding the surroundings. Noted the gear is short, but the notch in the roof looks a lot like gear and door. Dunno what else was hanging out that could have been consistent with the evidence but gear. Yeah, the car and wing tangled. The splash up the driveway looks like stains from gushing fuel? These are strange days.
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Very strange photos of the scene. House seems still structurally sound. Not much of a fire or impact. The landscaping is hardly disturbed. The utility box out front looks pristine. No scrapes or gouges on the road. The sidewalk curb still there. No debris in street. This was a twin jet.
Looks more like it was dropped by a crane onto the driveway and went boom.
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